Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Remember - fireworks are illegal in Tacoma

With the 4th of July holiday fast approaching, Tacoma Fire Department offers this reminder - fireworks are prohibited in Tacoma.

All fireworks are illegal within the Tacoma city limits and violators of the fireworks law are subject to a fine and the confiscation of their fireworks.

Most fireworks violations are class 2 civil infractions and can result in a $257 fine; citizens using fireworks are also subject to arrest for other charges (i.e. arson, reckless burning, and assault). Fireworks are only permissible within city limits when a permit has been issued for a sanctioned public event.

Citizens can report fireworks violations from June 29 to July 4 by calling (253) 798-4722. If the fireworks violation appears to put people or property in immediate danger, call 911.

For more information on fireworks, visit TFD's web site or the Washington State Fire Marshal's Office.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

House Fire E. Roosevelt

Incident Date: 06/25/12
Issusing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 6668 E. Roosevelt
Incident Type: Residential Structure Fire

Narrative: At 2:10 p.m. Tacoma and Central Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters responded to a reported kitchen fire.  The first arriving engine company found smoke showing from the front and side of the one story 1,452 square foot house.

Crews mounted an aggressive interior attack and quickly knocked the fire down.  All of the occupants were able to escape safely and there were no injuries to report.  The Red Cross was requested to provide relocation assistance for the 4 adults and two children displaced as a result of the fire.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

UPDATE: The cause of the fire was unattended cooking, resulting in an estimated $27,000 damage to the building and its contents.